recipe 2... Simple Chocolate Mousse - Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes? You ask!

Rightly so... Marian Keyes, the amazing writer who has put chick in chick-lit is not a world renowned chef... but she has written a great book on sweets called "Saved by Cake"!  Apart from the pretty-in-pink cover (Yeap!  I am superficial and that is the reason I brought it!), it is loaded with relatively easy, popular and classic recipes.

how cute is the cover!

The one I chose to do today is an old-time favourite of mine, Chocolate Mousse.  I don't think there are many people who don't like chocolate mousse.  No-cook, easy to make and with only 4 ingredients that you will find in any fridge and pantry!  Ticks all the boxes for me.

Marian's end result!

Here is Marian Keyes precious instructions:

Serves 4 to 6

200g dark chocolate
4 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons caster sugar
225ml whipping cream

the ingredients are so accessible

Melt the chocolate using your preferred method ( I generally microwave it by breaking it and setting it in 30 second bursts).  Let it cool a little and then whisk in one egg yolk at a time to make sure they are fully absorbed in with the chocolate. If it congeals a little add a tablespoon of warm water.

the chocolate/egg mixture looks so glossy!

In a separate bow, whisk the 4 egg whites until they start forming soft peak, then add the sugar.  In yet another bowl (yes easy and yes a few things to clean up!) mix the cream until soft peaks form (again!).  Add a third of the chocolate mixture into the cream and mix well.  Add another third, mix it well and then the final third and make sure its all mixed in.  With a big metal spoon, fold in the egg white/sugar mixture.  Fold it in to making sure you keep the air in!

Divide the mousse mixture in 4 or 6 glasses put in the fridge for about 3 hours to set!

straight out of the fridge...

Viola! Done!

I cannot fault this recipe... without trying Marian Keyes recipe I have to say it looks identical!  The easiest recipe to make and it turns out flawless!

The only things I can say you need to use a few mixing bowl so you have a bit of cleaning up!  And I am looking for faults here as there seem to be none!

I don't suggest you serve 4 as its quite rich and easily serves 6!

Highly recommend and I am sure many of you will have great success!

my end result!  the less is more approach!

Let me know your thoughts!




  1. It looks, and WAS delicious! Perfect portion size. Yummmo H! x

  2. so glad you liked it! you will have to be our taste tester for something else this week!


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